During A Georgia Rally, Trump Repeats Baseless Claims That The Election Was ‘Rigged’
At a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, on Saturday evening, President Donald Trump lent his support to Republican candidates in the Georgia’s Senate runoff, spoke about his legal challenges to the 2020 presidential race and falsely insisted that he had won.
During the rally, Trump had spent the majority of his time speaking about how the election had been “rigged against” him, as rally-goers intermittently chanted “stop the steal.”
Trump urged voters to get to the polls to support Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, inviting the two Republican candidates on stage, and then warning them that the Democrats were trying to “rig” the Senate elections against the Republicans.
“You must go vote and vote early starting December 14. You have to do it. They cheated and they rigged our presidential election, but we still win it. We will still win it. We’ll still win it. And they’re going to try and rig this election, too,” Trump said.
During the rally, Trump also targeted other GOP leaders in Georgia, including Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for not supporting his efforts to overturn election results.
Georgia is one of a number of swing states that President-elect Joe Biden won in this general election. Biden has won the state over Trump by a slim margin of fewer than 13,000 votes. Two recounts confirmed Biden’s victory.